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Bike Week 2023: Keeping your bike safe

As Bike Week gets underway across the UK, the official police security initiative Secured by Design are offering best practice for cyclists to follow when it comes to keeping their bike safe, alongside practical crime prevention methods.

Bike Week is held throughout the United Kingdom every year as a way of recognising and celebrating the many benefits of cycling. This year, Bike Week 2023 will run from the 5th to the 11th of June.

Secured by Design (SBD) and Police forces across the country run awareness campaigns around cycle crime, with SBD continuing to work with cycle lock manufacturers and providers of cycle infrastructure to improve security standards. In partnership with Sustrans and the Bicycle Association, the Standards for Public Cycle Parking has been published to promote good practice.

Whilst this has contributed to a decrease in cycle crime, there are still huge numbers of bikes stolen in the UK. Here are SBD’s top tips to help reduce the chances of becoming a victim of this type of crime, both at work, at home or travelling for holiday or leisure purposes.